It looks like I read and reviewed a grand total of four books during the month of April that I read for my own enjoyment or edification. That brings me up to sixteen for the year. While there’s a chance I’ll finish one more before the month’s end, that’s not a big stack of books. I thought I read more than that. It has been a very busy month, so I guess that’s pretty good. Of course, that doesn’t include the many, many, many books I read to my girls. I have long since given up updating that list. We enjoyed a few chapter books together, as well, including Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic and Ribsy, and we’re in the middle of a re-reading of Charlotte’s Web.
My favorite work of fiction for the month of April was The Suncatchers. I pulled this Jamie Langston Turner novel off the shelf on a whim and out of a need for a comfort read, and I’m so glad I did. I must mention again, too, the nonfiction book I read this month, Change Your Heart, Change Your Life by Dr. Gary Smalley. It has been a long time since a book resonated so strongly with me.
For May, I don’t have too many specific plans. I’m enjoying this laissez-faire approach to reading, Les Miserables notwithstanding. I do plan to read The Penderwicks for the Children’s Classics challenge and The Underneath for the Semicolon Book Club. Other than that, I might try to tackle something else on my TBR list. It’s more likely that I’ll just read as the spirit moves me. I like that.